In 1917 John J. Behles built this 5 bedroom house for his family. In 1949 the house was sold to the Catholic church which became a convent and academy for the Benedictine Sacred Heart Sisters. Many locals remember staying at the convent with the Sisters as children. This would happen during the winter when getting home to the farm was a challenge. At the time, the Catholic school was just across the street.
After 28 years the convent was closed in Garrison and sold to a family. The house became a home to a few local families until 2010. In December of 2010 this unique house was purchased by Brenda Huesers and Michelle Westman with the vision of restoring it to its original beauty.
In the process of renovations all of the lath and plaster from the walls was removed and hauled out. The beautiful original wood trim and built in archways were refinished and put back up. You will find the original cast-iron tub in our Suite all refinished. All of the beveled glass found in the windows and doors is original and the warm heat still radiates from the cast-iron registers. All of the hardwood floors were kept and refinished.
This old home has many unique features, one being the beds on cables, yes cables that crank down from the ceiling. After two years of very hard rewarding work the house was finished and opened as the Cabernet Inn.
Our quaint town has many attractions such as a golf course, city pool, tennis courts, and parks. We are also located 3 miles north of Lake Sakakawea where you can find Ft. Stevenson State Park and Marina. Every year you can experience the Dicken's Village Festival on the streets of Garrison. The festival runs for three weekends starting the first weekend of Thanksgiving. In July you can take part in The Governer's Cup Walleye Derby on Lake Sakakawea.
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